Lake District Far Eastern Fells Walks

The Kentmere Horseshoe

The Kentmere Horseshoe

INTRODUCTION The Kentmere Horseshoe is one of the classic Lakeland routes. It can be completed in a day and is usually done in a clockwise direction but this route goes anti-clockwise and includes an optional wild camp. It starts and finishes in the village of Kentmere, four miles to the north of Staveley. It includes …

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Scramble up Helvellyn via Striding Edge

Best Walks from Glenridding and Patterdale

Glenridding and Patterdale are two small villages close to each other at the southern end of Ullswater in the Lake District. Glenridding is Cumbric in origin, with it’s name loosely meaning Bracken Glen. *Redïn, meaning ‘ferns, bracken’ (or rhedyn in Welsh), and *glinn, ‘valley’ or glen. Patterdale is simply Saint Patrick’s Dale. What’s In Glenridding and Patterdale?  Glenridding …

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Walk up Place Fell from Patterdale

Walk up Place Fell from Patterdale

The summit of Place Fell looms high above Patterdale at the southern end of Ullswater and is one of the most prominent peaks visible from Glenridding. That makes it a compelling half day outing if you’re based here. Place Fell is located between the ranges of Helvellyn and High Street, and so makes a natural viewpoint …

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High Street from Kentmere

Walk up High Street from Kentmere

The small Lake District village of Kentmere sits at the mouth of the valley of the River Kent, surrounded on all sides by fine, shapely fells. This ring of high, undulating ground forms the Kentmere Horseshoe, a popular high level route around the valley crossing no less than eight Wainwrights (with the option to add …

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Walk up High Street from Mardale Head (Haweswater)

Walk up High Street from Mardale Head via Rough Crag and Long Stile (Haweswater)

Some dismiss the Lake District summit of High Street as a boring, grassy lump but, presumably, they have only ever climbed the fell from Patterdale. High Street is home to some superb mountain scenery with the best being located on its eastern flanks, where a series of slender ridges cradle quiet valleys and deep glacial …

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Wansfell Pike Walk

Whilst there are better ways to spend a full day’s walking from Ambleside, this easier route over Wansfell Pike to Troutbeck and back, provides a less strenuous alternative. The Route Click here to view the full description and download the route in a new window (external site).